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26He-Man

In the original He-Man cartoon of the 1980's, He-Man could not use his sword as an offensive weapon or punch or kick anyone due to the broadcast standards of the period. In fact, he was mostly non-violent and usually just outsmarted his enemies. - Source


27. An episode of South Park had to add a disclaimer, "this is what Scientologists actually believe", after depicting an alien (Xenu) that Scientologists believe in so that people didn't think it was satire. - Source


28. Scooby Doo's full name is "Scoobert Scooby Dooby Doo." - Source


29. Mr. Hankey from South Park was inspired by Trey Parker's Father who told him that if he didn't flush the toilet, Mr. Hankey would come out and eat him. - Source


30. Homer Simpson’s conversations with his own brain were often introduced because it filled time and was easy for animators to work on. Homer's conversations with his brain were used several times during the 4th season, but were later phased out after producers “used every possible permutation.” - Source


31George Clooney

Jerry Seinfeld once refused to play a turkey on South Park. However, George Clooney was totally fine with playing a dog. - Source


32. In two episodes of the first season of ‘The Simpsons’, Lou the cop was yellow colored. It wasn’t until Season 2 that they kept him black permanently.- Source


33. The Simpsons is credited with the popularization of the word "Meh". - Source


34. The Couch Gag in ‘The Simpsons’ intro was developed as a clever way of adjusting the show’s runtime as needed.- Source


35. The original idea behind Marge Simpson's hair was to conceal large rabbit ears. The gag was intended to be revealed in the final episode of the series but was scrapped early on due to inconsistencies.


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36The Flintstones

The Flintstones was the most profitable network cartoon franchise for 30 years before being unseated by The Simpsons. - Source


37. Family Guy once used footage from 9-year-old YouTube video in one of its episodes without permission from the owner. The owner's original clip was then removed from Youtube for copyright infringement. - Source


38. Doug's neighbors on the 90's cartoon Doug were named Mr. and Mrs. Dink because "DINK" means Double Income No Kids. - Source


39. The producers of The Simpsons considered aborting the series if the second episode's animation turned out as bad as the first, which was so appalling that after seeing it for the first time, they had to redo 70% off before it could go to air. - Source


40. Futurama has had 4 designated series finales, due to the recurringly uncertain future of the series. "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", "Into the Wild Green Yonder (Part 4)", "Overclockwise", and "Meanwhile" have all been written to serve as a final episode for the show.


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41Hans Moleman

Upon first seeing The Simpsons character Hans Moleman, show creator Matt Groening claimed he was so shriveled and unrealistic that he resembled a "mole man". According to Groening, many viewers were offended by Moleman's look. He was made a recurring character in order to annoy these people. - Source


42. Richard Nixon’s Head makes the “Aroo!” noise in Futurama because he reminds Billy West of a werewolf and also his performance is partially based on the way Anthony Hopkins portrayed the man in Oliver Stone's 1995 film “Nixon.”- Source


43. When the band Judas Priest appeared on The Simpsons, they were mistakenly defined as “death metal.” The producers decided to apologize for the mistake by having Bart Simpson writing “Judas Priest is not ‘Death Metal’” in the opening sequence chalkboard gag.- Source


44. The Simpsons episode 'Homer at Bat' is credited with saving at least two choking victims because their saviors had learned the Heimlich maneuver from a poster visible in the episode. - Source


45. The Nickelodeon cartoon series, ‘The Angry Beavers’, is one of the only cartoons where a clock on the wall that is visible in most episodes updates in real time.- Source


46Dream of the Rarebit Fiend

From 1904 to 1925, a cartoon called “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend” ran in a New York paper. It featured bizarre nightmares, and among other things pioneered the idea of giant characters destroying a city. It has been called "perhaps the most bizarre newspaper feature in American history." - Source


47. There is a Cartoon Network special crossover episode called The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door, also featuring Ed Edd n' Eddy, with cameos from the Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Lab among other shows. - Source


48. Pig-Pen from the Peanuts cartoon was a parody of "Piggy" from Lord of the Flies (Novel). In his premiere, he said, "I haven't got a name...people call me things...real insulting things." - Source


49. Looney Tunes was created to promote Warner Brother's music catalog in the 1930's. That's why it's "Tunes" and not "Toons". - Source


50. Scooby-Doo was a triplet who had 5 brothers total and 1 sister. His sister is the mother of his nephew, Scrappy-Doo.- Source

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